Well I thought this story had been put to bed earlier but apparently not. Now after a Conyers aide earlier appeared to suggest the issue was resolved, a subsequent statement comes out blasting FNC. Read between the lines and it seems to me like Conyers’ camp is trying to take advantage of the situation with the jacked up second statement which in my opinion is nearly a 180 in tone from the first statement. The Washington Post’s Mary Ann Akers blogs about it…(via TVNewser)
“They indicated that they had a staffer in New York who just hit a button and ran the wrong B-roll. They were very contrite about it and we take them at their word,” the aide, who asked not to be named, said.
“Fox News has a history of inappropriate on-air mistakes that are neither fair, nor balanced. This type of disrespect for people of color should no longer be tolerated,” Conyers said in a statement issued today. “I am personally offended by the network’s complete disregard for accuracy in reporting and lackluster on-air apology.”
UPDATE: TVNewser has an FNC insider talking about today’s events. It seems my read on the dual statements was dead on target.